starboard

The starboard is the right side of a boat or plane. You can also say that anything on the right side of a ship is starboard.

This word has to do with direction, specifically direction on a ship. The word originated with sea vessels whose right side was used for steering. Since the stars helped sailors determine direction, this part of the ship became known as the starboard. You can also use starboard as an adjective for anything on the right side of a ship. If you ever ride on a boat, you could probably impress the captain by talking about equipment on the starboard side.

Definitions of starboard
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n the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose

Antonyms:
larboard, port
the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
Type of:
side
an extended outer surface of an object

adj located on the right side of a ship or aircraft

Synonyms:
right
being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north

v turn to the right, of helms or rudders

Type of:
channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling